2011: Politics

Party brinksmanship in Congress has led to the government nearly shutting down on multiple occasions this year. Are you worried about a federal shutdown in 2012?

  • “I’m very worried about a government shutdown. Then again, I’m also worried about the rise of Sharia law in Pensacola, FL, so you should take my fears with a grain of salt.” ”

    Lindsay Everett –
    Systems Analyst

  • “No, of course not, assuming our Democratic colleagues have the sense to come to the bargaining table in good faith this time." ”

    John Boehner –
    U.S. Representative

  • “No, of course not, assuming our Republican colleagues have the sense to come to the bargaining table in good faith this time.”

    Harry Reid –
    U.S. Senator